Greg was a true family man who could always find a way to make you laugh.
Greg met the love his life Suzanne, through a mutual friend. They went on to enjoy 50 years of marriage together. They traveled around the world enjoying cruises, watching their children excel through sports, and headed to Ocean City beach in the summers to relax with family and friends.
Greg had an extreme passion and love for teaching. He obtained his bachelor’s degree at Villanova University, his MBA at Drexel University, and later earned his Law degree from The University of Delaware, widener school of law. He paid his way by becoming a professor at Temple University, and then a 30 + year term at Widener University and Widener University Law School, teaching courses such as business law, sports law and accounting related subjects. After passing his Jurisprudence exams, he continued to work as a professor at widener and an attorney in his part time, only to carve out more time for his wife and kids.
His love of Philadelphia sports, especially Villanova basketball, led to him following his dream of becoming a basketball coach. He coached basketball at St. Joe’s CYO in Swedesboro and was a co-creator of the little league in Logan NJ.
He was an avid traveler mainly by cruise ships. He always stated he would have loved to teach on a cruise ship for a six month term. Greg and sue traveled on at least 1-2 cruises for at least the last 20 years and was able to take his grandchildren on the Disney cruise.
If his TV was on you could be sure it was a Philly sports game or a western movie. You could find Greg in the house by the sound of his singing and if you were riding in his car, you would be learning new lyrics from a musical playing. He was never one to raise his voice unless it was geared toward referees. He was also one to tease others, especially his two grandchildren Aria Rose and Nicholas Gregory.
In addition to his wife Suzanne (nee) Warner and children Lisa and Tim, he was blessed with two grandchildren Aria Rose and Nicholas Gregory. He is also survived by his beloved cousin Mario Ercole aka Uncle Pudgy. He is predeceased by his brother Richard and cousin Joanne Agnew.
Come celebrate 75 great years at Daley Life Celebration Studio in Swedesboro on Friday April 14th, 2023 from 10:30am to noon. Where there will be a noon service. Dress in casual attire.
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Sue and family,
I am very sorry to hear about Greg…. I remember meeting him several times when we worked together at BGRCS. He was such a nice man. I have enjoyed watching your posts on Facebook throughout the years and all the many adventures that you had together. Sending love hugs and prayers to you and your family.💔🙏🏻
So sorry to hear of Greg’s passing. I spent many hours coaching with Greg, he was a great guy, always volunteering his time and dedication to the kids whenever needed. He will be truly missed by his friends and family and will be praying for Greg and his family. May you rest in peace Greg.
I was thankful to meet Greg. He had a great smile and laugh, was very interesting, and a joy to talk to. I appreciated his encouragement for my daughter as she prepared for her bar exam. My prayers are with the family.
A wonderful man, with a heart of gold, and Blessed with a fabulous family~ May God walk with you all during this very difficult time~love, hugs, and prayers to each of you~God Bless.
David and JoAnn Powell
Greg (Professor Cermignano) was a great educator and human being. I had several undergraduate classes with him at Widener University and his teaching impact on learning and life was tremendously positive and still impacts me to this day. The greatest expression he had was when he walked into the classroom the morning after Villanova beat Georgetown for the NCAA Men’s basketball championship in 1985. He was beaming from head to toe! A great person will be missed by all.
As a realtor/owner of Herron Real Estate in Moorestown, I get to meet many people and become friends. After first meeting Greg I knew right away that he was not only a well-educated man, but even more than that, he worshiped his family! May you Rest in Peace!
My deepest condolences for your loss. You are all in my prayers. Praying for peace & comfort for you during this difficult time.
Hello Sue, Timmy and Lisa:
Your tribute to Greg is just beautiful. I will always remember him and miss him dearly.
Below is the information I provided to the University about Greg’s Distinguished career at Widener.
GREGORY P. CERMIGNANO, JD, CMA was a Professor Emeritus of Accounting and Business Law at Widener University. He was a graduate of Villanova University, with an MBA from Drexel University and a JD from Widener University School of Law. He passed the CPA examination; was a Certified Management Accountant and was a licensed attorney in the state of Pennsylvania. He taught accounting and business law for more than 30 years at Widener. He also served as an adjunct Professor at Temple University.
Greg taught a variety of courses including Intermediate Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Business Law for Criminal Justice Majors, a CPA Review Course, and a number of SBA Honors courses, including one on September 11, 2001, Enron, Ethics and Identity Theft. Greg was the coordinator of the undergraduate business law program and taught both graduate and undergraduate law courses, including a course in Sports Law and Employment Law. He also taught at Widener University Law School and was actively involved in teaching CPA, CMA and CIA Review Courses. He was experienced with continuing Professional Education seminars and was involved in the teaching of a number of these seminars to local and regional accounting firms.
Greg previously served as the coordinator of the concentration in Sports Management and was the co-Director of Widener’s School of Business Administration Honors Program. Greg’s research focused on the connection between accounting and the law, Sports Law and accounting pedagogy. He is the author of a number of papers that were published in journals such as the PICPA CPA Journal, The Ohio CPA Journal, Advances in Accounting Education, Sport Management Review and Practical Tax Strategies. fields. Greg sole-authored a textbook in Advanced Accounting which was published in 1993 by Prentice-Hall and he wrote the Instructor’s Manual for Sports Law by Jones, published by Prentice Hall in 1999.
Greg started at Widener in Fall 1979 and retired in Spring 2015. He taught Professor Joe Hargadon when he was an undergraduate in 1980 and he, along with Professor Emeritus Frank Lordi, took Professor Hargadon under their wing when he joined the accounting faculty in 1981. Greg, Frank and Joe worked closely together for the next 30+ years.
Greg was the recipient of the 1995, 2000 and 2003 Undergraduate Distinguished Professor of the Year Awards in the School of Business Administration. He had a wonderful whit and sense of humor that endeared him to all. Greg was truly admired, respected and loved by all of his colleagues at Widener and especially cherished by his students. The world has lost one of the true, all-time, nice guys in Greg Cermignano.
Suzanne, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved husband. God Bless you and your family.